Dr. Syarif is an expert in good governance, transparency issues, particularly anti-corruption and legal and judicial reform. At present he is the Executive Director of Partnership for Governance Reform (Kemitraan), a leading Indonesian national organisation in the start of reform and good governance in Indonesia. Kemitraan major field of work are Sustainable Economic and Environmental Governance and Democratic Justice Governance www.kemitraan.or.id.
Previously, he was the Commissioner for Indonesia Anti-Corruption Commission (KPK) for the period of 2015-2019. Before he joined the KPK, Dr. Syarif was a Senior Lecturer at Hasanuddin University, Faculty of Law, Makassar, Indonesia. He taught Environmental Law, International Environmental Law, and developed Anti-Corruption and Environmental Law Clinics in several Law Schools in Indonesia. He also served as one of the principal trainers of the Supreme Court of Indonesia in the area of Environmental Law and Judicial Code of Conduct since early 2000. He has also previously worked in one of Australia’s leading centres for environmental law research and teaching, the Australian Centre for Climate and Environmental Law.
Dr. Syarif obtained his Master’s in International Environmental Law at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Brisbane, Australia, and later his PhD in Law at the University of Sydney. Having over 25 years of experience in: education, environmental governance, social transformations, human rights, anti-corruption, conflict prevention, and security sector reform, Dr. Syarif is well-mastering issues and trends pertaining to governance reform and development sector in Indonesia. He was recognized in 2018 by the Australia Awards in Indonesia for Alumni of the Year. The objective of Australia Awards in Indonesia is to enhance Indonesia’s development.
His experience in the academic field includes researching and teaching at his alma mater, Universitas Hasanuddin, in Indonesia’s eastern port city of Makassar, and teaching as a guest lecturer at the University of Sydney Law School, National University of Singapore Law School, and Cebu University Law School.